To provide a secure energy supply for the future, the UK needs a diverse and balanced Energy Mix, rather than depending too heavily on only a small number of energy sources. Nuclear power stations are ideally placed to contribute to this mix, as they generate low-carbon electricity reliably.
By as early as 2020 many of the UK's power stations are scheduled to close, leaving a potential Energy Gap. If supply falls short of demand, there is a risk that electricity supplies could be interrupted, which would pose significant problems for both industry and individuals.
EDF Energy is committed to securing our Energy Future by helping bridge the potential energy gap through investment in an energy mix that balances the needs of low-carbon emissions, security of supply, and affordability.
Nuclear power is the most affordable large-scale low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK. EDF Energy owns and operates eight of the UK's ten nuclear power stations and has plans to expand two of these sites, Hinkley Point and Sizewell, by building four new nuclear reactors.
HINKLEY POINT C
EDF Energy has nominated an area of land next to the existing Hinkley Point nuclear power stations for the development of Hinkley Point C, a power station comprising two new latest-generation nuclear reactors. In July 2011 the UK Government’s national policy statement for nuclear power generation was ratified by Parliament and confirmed that the site is potentially suitable.
The two proposed reactors will be capable of supplying electricity to around five million homes.
Hinkley Point is situated on the Severn Estuary, approximately five miles from Bridgwater and the M5 to the south, 15 miles from Minehead in the west and roughly six miles from Burnham-on-Sea.
The new nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C, will provide energy to around five million homes, helping to contribute to the UK's vision of providing safe, reliable, affordable and low carbon energy for the future.
The development at Hinkley Point is expected to provide a range of benefits, as well as providing low-carbon, affordable electricity for millions of homes. Measures to promote community well-being, education, employment and skills will be included within the proposals for development.
If planning is approved, the project is expected to provide around 700 permanent and 200 contract positions for more than 60 years, and will provide work for thousands of people directly and indirectly during the construction period.
EDF Energy is committed to helping bridge the potential energy gap through investment in an energy mix that balances the needs of low-carbon emissions, security of supply, and affordability. Nuclear power is the most affordable large-scale low-carbon energy source currently available to the UK.
With a strong local focus, the Hinkley Point C project will create a new generation of skilled engineers, thousands of job opportunities for individuals, as well as contract opportunities for local firms it aims to give a real boost to the Somerset and South West economy.
We are working in partnership with the Brokerage who deal with all vacancies with our Contract Partners both on site at Hinkley Point C and at the Associated Development Sites in and around Bridgwater, Somerset.
For current EDF Employee vacancies please look at our website www.edf-energy.com/careers or register your CV with the Brokerage by contacting email@example.com
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